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The Good & the Bad of Msft....

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Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

I worked at Microsoft full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Large Company, Lots of Marketing People, Funds set aside to help Market Products, Lots of Products, Long history of relationships with customers, Msft even has Financing options available to customers to make "deals' happen (ie 0% for 6-12 months). Good health benefits. Good match in 401k.

Cons

Trying to move up in large company is nearly impossible, seems the manager turnover only penalizes the FTE even more because then there no "current advocates" for FTE when it comes time for Annual Review and Stock Award. Annual Review Process is stacked against 80% of the workers. Good people lose in the Annual Review Process.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the way you evaluate FTEs.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment good benefit good food

    Cons

    Bad work hours, competitive bad weather bad roads

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fantastic place to work.

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Quality of life, benefits, pay; working with very smart (and nice!) people to solve very interesting problems. Tough to ask much more of "work."

    Cons

    Inherent to working within a large organization is that the number of stakeholders you need to bring into alignment in order to bring an idea from concept to reality is quite large. If selling/proving the desirability, feasibility and viability of your product/idea is not your bag, then large organizations, in particular, are not for you. If, on the other hand, you relish this kind of challenge, and view it as simply another design challenge, then you will do well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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